Laragy, C., Bland, R. J, Giles, R. & Scott, V. (2013). Australian Practice Standards nine years on: Are they useful?. International Social Work,56(5), 644-658. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872812436623
Nine years after their introduction, the Australian Social Work Practice Standards are reviewed against the five purposes of codes of practice proposed by Banks (2006). The review concludes that the Standards contributed to heightened professional identity and accountability by defining the national education curriculum and by providing a mechanism for accountability. Their utility for service users is still to be determined.
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